RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Upton & Hatfield values the health and well-being of our employees, clients, families, and communities. To uphold these values, we have implemented recommendations from the Center for Disease Control by encouraging our employees to work remotely whenever possible. This does not change our commitment to you, and we are still available to handle your legal needs and provide you with the highest quality legal services during these unsettled times. Our offices are open, but for urgent matters only in conformity with state and federal authority recommendations. If you have any questions or concerns, we are ready and available to discuss them with you. We want all of us to stay safe while we work during this temporary situation.

Thomas W. Morse

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Thomas W. Morse focuses his law practice on estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate administration. He brings long-standing experience in trust administration to beneficiaries and families, with an emphasis on trust windup details. He also brings a concentration in evaluating retirement community contract documents and admission application criteria for elderly clients in view of the impact on client assets and estate plans.

Thomas has practiced law in Concord for over 40 years at a close neighboring law firm before coming to Upton & Hatfield. He grew up in Concord, attended Concord Public Schools and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Amherst College and the University of Maine School of Law. He is a United States Army veteran, having served in Kaiserslautern, West Germany, as a Congressional Correspondent for an Army Air Defense Command.

Thomas is a dedicated and tireless advocate for the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and currently serves as Foundation Co-chair for the Concord Rotary Club. Along with Rotary, his past civic and charitable involvement includes service on the boards of Eleanor Haller Animal Welfare Fund, Ragged Mountain Fish & Game Club, and as vestryman and warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

His service on the board of the NH Centennial Home for the Aged included participation as counsel for the Home in the cy pres case with the NH Charitable Trusts Unit, which allowed the wind-up of the Home and distribution of its assets to alternate charitable entities and confirmation of alternative beneficiary selections of five associated trusts.

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